Together with Southern California, Washington and the Northeast, Florida is one of the four corners of America’s cruising landscape. The “panhandle state” is world-renowned for its perpetually sunny weather, epic beaches, palm trees and outdoor lifestyle. Florida also happens to be home to no fewer than four major cruise ports—Cape Canaveral, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Miami. In this post, we’ll zoom in on the best cruises from Miami.
10 Best Cruises from Miami
Miami is arguably Florida’s premier cruise port. It’s the most famous city of them all, home to a major airport and a phenomenal holiday destination in and by itself. This makes it the ideal starting point for cruises to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Whether you prefer short or long voyages, these are some of the best cruises from Miami, in random order.
Feeling like getting away from it all for just a weekend? Want to sail to a tropical island and not spend a ton of money? Hop on this fun cruise to the Bahamas and arrive back in Miami two days later feeling revitalized and relaxed.
With its free open bar, this short return voyage to the Bahamas is one of the best cruises from Miami for nightlife. You’ll sail from Miami’s Art Deco District to an 18th-century fortress and an “eco-fun” private island.
This fantastic Royal Caribbean cruise takes you down to the Southern Caribbean, where you’ll explore gorgeous tropical islands with strong historical ties to the Netherlands, such as Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.
Duration: 10 days
Ports of call: Labadee, Oranjestad, Willemstad and Kralendijk
Born and raised in Belgium, Bram is currently based in the Pacific Northwest where he spends his days blogging, hiking, indulging in freshly roasted coffee and sipping craft beers. An experienced traveler, his most memorable journeys include a sea crossing on a cargo ship, a cruise along the Norwegian fjords, a multi-month bike trip around northern Europe, and a road trip across Australia. He's obsessed with America's national parks.